This little gem – a medium-sized cabinet card – belongs to Connecticut luthier George Youngblood. Stephen Bennett is having his original Merrill repaired there at the moment, and George was kind enough to loan this piece from his collection for “the cause” (SB had it with him this last weekend so I could scan it).
No names or date. The Gibson harp guitar is a small 6-bass Style R, made for just a couple years beginning in 1903.
The gentleman flute (?) player looks a little bit leery about entering into a duet with his companion – wife, neighbor, other?
And who can blame him? I’m not sure she’d be very inviting with any hairdo.
Stephen thought this was begging for a caption, so now it’s your turn!
What are they thinking?
Pick either lady or gentleman, or both (Format: He: “quote”; She: “quote”)